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  • Sweeping federal indictments issued against 60 Sinaloa cartel members

    Federal authorities in San Diego have announced sweeping indictments against 60 members of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, accusing individuals ranging from its top leaders down to the operators of drug distribution cells in Southern California of...
  • Prosecutors: Brothers' cooperation against cartels led to their dad's death

    Shortly after twin brothers from Chicago began their historic cooperation with federal authorities against some of the most dangerous drug cartels in the world, their father made a fatal mistake. Against his sons' wishes and despite stern warnings...
  • Sentencing today for twins who flipped on 'El Chapo'

    Sentencing today for twins who flipped on 'El Chapo'
    For a couple of drug dealers from Chicago's West Side, twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores had hit the big time by November 2008, negotiating a heroin deal over the phone in Mexico with none other than Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the notorious Sinaloa...
  • 14 years for Chicago brothers turned informants in takedown of cocaine cartel

    14 years for Chicago brothers turned informants in takedown of cocaine cartel
    After more than six years in protective custody, the twin brothers from Chicago's West Side didn't look the part of hard-core drug traffickers when they walked into a public courtroom Tuesday for the first time since flipping on the notoriously violent...
  • U.S. judge sentences 2 brothers who smuggled for Mexican drug cartels

    U.S. judge sentences 2 brothers who smuggled for Mexican drug cartels
    Twin brothers who smuggled 71 tons of cocaine and heroin for Mexican drug cartels received 14-year prison terms Tuesday as a federal judge warned that they would always have to look over their shoulders. A bomb-sniffing dog and metal detectors guarded...
  • In Mazatlan, Mexico, bands' field concert goes unexplained

    In Mazatlan, Mexico, bands' field concert goes unexplained
    Step away from the well-trod paths of sun-pinkened American and Canadian tourists here on Mexico's Pacific coast, and the real Mazatlan emerges. Down a street marked by a convenience store — what Mexican corner isn't? — there are a few...
  • Despite Kane's assertions, no child porn in emails

    Despite Kane's assertions, no child porn in emails
    For three months, embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her staff have said sexually explicit emails shared among state employees did not involve images or videos depicting child pornography. But on national television Tuesday night, Kane told a...
  • Chicago brothers detail how Mexican cartel moved cocaine by jets

    The twin brothers from Chicago have been in witness protection for more than five years, providing federal authorities with details of how Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel network allegedly supplied them with thousands of pounds of...
  • Film Review: 'Revenge of the Green Dragons'

    A movie that only comes to life -- and then just barely -- in its moments of tooth-pulling, finger-slicing, gut-twisting violence, "Revenge of the Green Dragons" offers a flashy but unrewarding intro to the vicious Chinese-American youth gangs that ran...
  • Feds missed chances to arrest suspected arms smuggler, report says

    Feds missed chances to arrest suspected arms smuggler, report says
    Federal agents on the Southwestern border missed several chances to arrest a suspected arms smuggler providing weapons to Mexican drug cartels, a Department of Justice investigation has concluded. The report, released Thursday by the Justice Department&...
  • Drug cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva arrested in Mexico

    Drug cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva arrested in Mexico
    Hector Beltran Leyva, remaining kingpin of a once-powerful and increasingly troublesome family-run drug cartel, was captured Wednesday in central Mexico, authorities announced. Beltran Leyva was taken into custody by army forces “without a shot...